DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Amendment and Compilation of Title 19, Chapter 4
City and County of Honolulu Administrative Rules,
Shore Water Events
Notice is hereby given of proposed rule repeal, rulemaking and public hearing by the Department of Parks and Recreation, City and County of Honolulu, to consider the adoption of proposed amendment and compilation of Title 19, Chapter 4, City and County of Honolulu Administrative Rules, governing shore water events.
The Department of Parks and Recreation proposes to amend and compile its rules governing shore water events. The proposed amendments add new definitions and clarify existing definitions; changes scheduling of surf events on the north shore from an annual calendar to a triennial calendar; amends the permit application; amends the permit conditions; repeals the mediation and appeal process; amends the regulations governing surf event on the north shore; amends the north shore conflict resolution. The rules were further amended to comply with the formatting requirements of the Hawaii Administrative Rules Drafting Manual, third edition (“HAR Drafting Manual”).
The proposed new rules and amendments are summarized as follows:
§19-4-3: Definitions have been added and existing definitions have been amended.
§19-4-5: Amends the deadline to submit shore water event applications to no later than 90 days prior to the date of the event. Adopts new procedures governing application process for submittal of multiple applications for surf events to be scheduled on a triennial north shore surf season calendar.
§19-4-6: Changes scheduling of the north shore surf calendar from a yearly cycle to a three-year cycle and establishes new deadlines for filing of permit applications.
§19-4-7: Imposes a duty upon the permittee to pump the portable toilets and park toilets.
§19-4-8: Adds that a permit may be revoked due to severe shore water erosion.
§19-4-9: Deletes the appeal process.
§19-4-11: Amends the period for permitting of a surf event on the north shore, changes scheduling of surf events on the north shore from an annual calendar to a triennial calendar, amends the due date to establish the north shore calendar, adds that the director may grant a 30 minute extension, clarifies the process for a big wave events; and adds that the director may waive any provision of this chapter.
§19-4-12: Adds that the Mayor may appoint an advisory committee to assist the department in resolving scheduling conflicts; repeals the mediation process; and amends that the director may fill a vacancy on a north shore calendar when an application is withdrawn, denied, or revoked.
A public hearing will be held on July 3, 2018, in the 1st floor Conference Room of the Mission Memorial Building at 550 South King Street, Honolulu Hawaii 96813, starting at 2:00 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.
All interested persons are urged to attend the public hearing and present data, views, or arguments in the time limit provided, for consideration by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Persons unable to attend or wishing to present additional comments may mail written testimony to the Department of Parks and Recreation, Executive Services Division, 1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 309, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, no later than July 11, 2018.
Interested persons may review the current rules to be repealed and proposed rules starting today and ending five days prior to the day of the public hearing during the hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Parks and Recreation, 1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 309, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707.
A copy of the rules to be repealed and proposed rules shall be mailed to any person who submits a written request to the above address and pays the required fee of $7.75 for the cost of duplicating the documents and postage. A complete set of the current rules to be repealed and proposed rules is also available, free of charge, on the City’s internet web site:
Individuals interested in attending the public hearing who have special needs or require special assistance may contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 768-3006 or by writing to the above address, at least five (5) business days before the schedule public hearing.
MICHELE K. NEKOTA, Director
Department of Parks and Recreation